Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, USA
Hong Kong
News Release

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

Foreign currency reserves at US$450 billion


For more information, please contact

Melissa Ng in New York City: (212) 752 3320
Wing Yan Tong in San Francisco: (415) 835 9315

Daniel McAtee in Washington, D.C.: (202) 238 6360

September 7, 2020 - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced today that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$450 billion as at the end of August 2020, unchanged from end-July’s figure.

Including unsettled foreign exchange contracts, the foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong at the end of August 2020 amounted to US$449.9 billion, also unchanged from the figure at end-July 2020.

The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$450 billion represent over six times the currency in circulation or about 44 per cent of Hong Kong dollar M3.

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